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Novosád’s Book "Ideas in the Marketplace"

(Original title: F. Novosád’s Book "Ideas in the Marketplace")
Filozofia, 2018, vol. 73, No 3, pp. 235-242.
Language: English
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This review essay aims at the interpretation of the Slovakian tradition of intellectual history as represented by František Novosád. The text emphasizes his idiosyncratic twist of cultural historicist-contextualist approach, refined by Bakhtinian insights and enhanced by an interpretive concept of his own coinage, termed ideas arrangement. The text gives considerable attention to the conceptual metaphor of the “marketplace of ideas” in view of its centrality to the book’s pivotal thesis: theory-practice relationship and the future of philosophy.


Bakhtin, Contextualism, František Novosád, Ideas arrangement, Ideas Intellectual history, Ideology, Marketplace metaphor, Philosophical profession, Slovakian philosophy, Western philosophy

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